Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker will undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday and miss the entire season, according to Jane Lee of mlb.com.
Insight: Parker met with Dr. James Andrews Monday to figure out the cause of his forearm tightness, and evidently he has a torn ligament. It's his second time undergoing the surgery. Jesse Chavez and Tommy Milone will start the season in the rotation with Parker and A.J. Griffin (elbow) out.
3/16/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: The Athletics don't believe Jarrod Parker (forearm) has any structural damage in his arm, according to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.
Insight: Parker will meet with Dr. James Andrews Monday. He has one Tommy John surgery on his record, but hopefully this isn't that bad. He was 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 2013.
3/14/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker has been dealing with tightness in his right forearm and will visit Dr. James Andrews, according to A's beat writer Susan Slusser.
Insight: It's going to be a crowded waiting room in Dr. Andrews' office on Monday. Brandon Beachy and Kris Medlen are also scheduled for that day. Parker has one Tommy John surgery on his record, but hopefully this isn't that bad. He was 12-8 with a 3.97 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 2013.
10/11/2013 5:19:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker has been dealing with tightness in his right elbow so he'll have an MRI, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.
Insight: Parker has one Tommy John surgery on his record, but manager Bob Melvin said this tightness is not to the same extent as that injury. The A's were eliminated from the postseason by the Tigers Thursday night.
10/7/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker gets the tough assignment - starting Game 3 against Tigers in Detroit.
Insight: Parker faced the Tigers just once this season and it didn't turn out well for the right-hander. He pitched 3 1/3 innings back in April and gave up nine hits and eight earned runs.
9/21/2013 9:27:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker improved to 12-7 with six innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: Parker allowed just four hits and didn't walk a batter to bounce back from giving up seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings his last time out. The right-hander is 11-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 158 1/3 innings since starting out 1-5 with a 7.34 ERA.
9/16/2013 7:11:00 PM
Description: Oakland righthander Jarrod Parker will make the start Monday against the Angels.
Insight: He had his start pushed back a day because of an illness. The red-hot Parker (11-6, 3.55 ERA) hasn't lost a game since May 22nd.
9/15/2013 2:30:00 PM
Description: A's righthander Jarrod Parker will not be able to make his scheduled start Sunday against Texas. SOURCE: Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
Insight: He's battling the flu. Tommy Milone is making the emergency start in Parker's place.
9/1/2013 9:31:00 AM
Description: Athletics starter threw six quality starts and went 4-0 with a 2.23 ERA in August.
Insight: Parker hasn't lost since May 22 and is 10-6 with a 3.59 ERA this season.
8/25/2013 9:31:00 AM
Description: Going back to late May, Athletics starter Jarrod Parker has won eight straight decisions.
Insight: After starting out 1-5 with a 7.34 ERA in his first seven starts, Parker is 9-1 with a 2.58 ERA over his last 19. His overall numbers -- 10-6, 3.58 ERA, 1.19 WHIP -- are very similar to last season.
8/24/2013 8:05:00 PM
Description: A's righthander Jarrod Parker moved his record to 10-6 with a win Saturday at Baltimore (8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 5 K's).
Insight: He's 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA this month with 31 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings. Parker is only available in about 20 percent of leagues so you better hurry.
8/15/2013 10:03:00 AM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker is 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA over his last three starts. He threw 8 1/3 innings and allowed one run on eight hits Wednesday against Houston to drop his ERA to 3.87.
Insight: Parker's HR/9 is up 0.61 from his rookie year, but he has only allowed 0.77 HR/9 over his last 105 2/3 innings and has a 2.73 ERA in that span.
7/19/2013 9:42:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker threw a bullpen session without feeling any hamstring discomfort Friday, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group. Parker suffered a hamstring injury on June 29 but was able to make two starts after that.
Insight: Due to the All-Star break, he'll end up with nine days off between his last start on July 12 and his start next week at Houston. That the right-hander finished the first half with a 3.95 ERA has to be considered a success after he posted a 6.86 ERA and a 30/22 K/BB over his first 40 2/3 innings this season. He has a 2.33 ERA and a 47/16 K/BB over his last 73 1/3 innings.
7/3/2013 7:45:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker's next start has been pushed back to Saturday against the Royals, according to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group. Dan Straily will start Thursday.
Insight: Parker suffered a right hamstring injury during last Saturday's start, and still felt discomfort during a bullpen session Tuesday.
6/30/2013 2:48:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker (hamstring) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, according to Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Insight: Parker suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's start, but the team is yet to find out if it is just a cramp or something more serious. Oakland manager Bob Melvin said the team will know more about his status once he throws the bullpen.
6/29/2013 6:34:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker had to leave Saturday's game due to right hamstring tightness, according to Kate Longworth of CSN Bay Area.
Insight: Parker fell to the ground after throwing a pitch in the fourth inning and looked to be in serious pain. Hopefully he just has a cramp related to the hot weather in Oakland Saturday.
6/19/2013 10:20:00 AM
Description: Oakland starter Jarrod Parker is 5-1 with a 2.43 ERA and a .177 batting average against over his last eight starts.
Insight: Parker owned a 1-5 record and a 7.34 ERA over his first seven outings this season, but he has fired eight straight quality starts and allowed just 33 hits and 15 earned runs in that span.
6/13/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: Oakland starter Jarrod Parker let up just two runs in eight innings Thursday versus the Yankees.
Insight: The game lasted 18 innings so Parker didn't factor in the decision. He's undefeated in his last four starts with a 1.91 ERA in 28 1/3 innings.
6/2/2013 8:12:00 PM
Description: A's righty Jarrod Parker notched his fourth victory Sunday against Chicago.
Insight: Parker surrendered just two hits over 6 1/3 shutout innings. Over his last four starts, Parker is 2-1 with a 1.98 ERA
5/29/2013 4:35:00 PM
Description: Athletics starter Jarrod Parker has fired seven innings in three straight starts and thrown a quality start in four straight.
Insight: Parker improved to 3-6 with seven innings of two-run ball Tuesday against the Giants. He still has a 5.40 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP, but those numbers were at 7.34 and 1.98 after his first seven starts.
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